This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.
In his pathbreaking argument that the "Orient" was "a European invention" crucial to the West's self-construction, Edward Said builds on earlier work such as Raymond Schwab's encyclopedic history of Orientalism byinsisting on the "formidable structure of cultural domination" that the orientalist text elaborates or enacts. The "fact of empire" gives nearly all nineteenth century writing a political charge, but British Romanticism specifically can be seen to emerge out of or in relation to the period of England's intensive imperial expansion, including the operations of the East India Company from the acquisition of territory in the Battle of Plassey in 1757 to the Great Revolt in India in 1857 as a resu
The annual meeting of the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will be held on 2-4 November 2017 at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by the location, the meeting’s theme, “Capital Culture and Cultural Capital,” invites papers on any aspect of the many meanings of capital and culture.
We welcome papers on…
CFP: Romanticism and Popular Culture (K-SAA/SAMLA-89; Atlanta, GA, USA, 3-5 Nov. 2017)
Call for Papers
Romanticism and Popular Culture, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (3-5 Nov. 2017)
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
Call for Papers
BAVS Annual Conference 2017
Victorians Unbound: Connectiosn and Intersections
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
22nd – 24th August 2017
Professor Kate Flint, University of Southern California, Dana & David Dornsife College
Professor Mike Huggins, University of Cumbria
Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, Boston University
The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in New York City, NY, January 4th-7th, 2018. We invite scholarship on any aspect of “encounter” (mental or physical, human or animal), ecology, and/or interrelation in John Clare’s life, work, and legacy. Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2017 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February. Abstracts submitted by this date will receive a decision around the second half of March or sooner. Send abstracts to email@example.com. (Those who have already submitted abstracts, thank you -- decisions will be sent out for these by late February or latest early March.)
Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/
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